Introduction to neon

neon is an HTTP and WebDAV client library, with a C interface.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-8.3 platform.

Package Information

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  • Download size: 911 KB

  • Estimated disk space required: 8.5 MB (additional 18 MB for the tests)

  • Estimated build time: 0.1 SBU (additional 0.3 SBU for the tests)

neon Dependencies


GnuTLS-3.5.19, libxml2-2.9.8, MIT Kerberos V5-1.16.1, libproxy, and pakchois

User Notes:

Installation of neon

Fix some code when building with gnutls-3.4 and later:

sed -e 's/client_set/set/'  \
    -e 's/gnutls_retr/&2/'  \
    -e 's/type = t/cert_&/' \
    -i src/ne_gnutls.c

Install neon by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr    \
            --with-ssl       \
            --enable-shared  \
            --disable-static &&

To test the results, issue: make check. Most of the ssl tests fail, using --with-ssl=gnutls.

Now, as the root user:

make install

Command Explanations

--with-ssl: This switch enables SSL support using OpenSSL or GnuTLS respectively. Remove it if you don't have any of these installed. To force GnuTLS usage when both are present, simply pass --with-ssl=gnutls and --with-ca-bundle=/etc/ssl/ca-bundle.crt to the configure script.

--disable-static: This switch prevents installation of static versions of the libraries.

--with-libxml2: This switch forces the use of libxml2 instead of Expat.


Installed Program: neon-config
Installed Library:
Installed Directories: /usr/include/neon and /usr/share/doc/neon-0.30.2

Short Descriptions


is a script that provide information about an installed copy of the neon library.

is used as a high-level interface to common HTTP and WebDAV methods.

Last updated on 2018-08-20 15:41:43 -0700